It’s a piece recognisable to everyone, even if you’re not familiar with classical music: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff has featured in everything from films to famous Australian TV commercials, like Carlton Draught’s Big Ad. The huge choral moments have accompanied epic scenes worldwide. But there’s nothing quite like witnessing the power and spectacle of the original piece performed live with a full orchestra and 90 voice choir. Jump back into live music with this epic piece, as well as some well-known favourites, with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and whole cast of local talent.

Set for the beginning of October, Carmina Burana will fill up the Perth Concert Hall with sound, a welcome return for audiences and performers alike. Making her WASO conducting debut is WA conductor Jessica Gethin, who is well known in Perth for her work with numerous orchestras and ensembles, but who has also recently been a guest conductor for the Dallas Opera, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonic.

WASO’s performance of Carmina Burana will also include the choral talents of singers from across Perth, featuring the combined forces of the WASO Chorus and the UWA Symphonic Chorus, which will make for a choral sound of epic proportions.

Operatic soloists Amy Manford, Perry Joyce and James Clayton will take centre stage, all three originally hailing from Perth. Manford is well known for having recently performed the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s original production of The Phantom of the Opera in London’s West End, whilst Joyce is a local performer, composer and educator. Clayton is a regular principal artist at WA Opera, and all three are a testament to WA’s strong contribution to the arts.

Performances will take place across 4 days, from Thursday 1 October to Sunday 4 October at the Perth Concert Hall, with an early evening performance on the Sunday. Tickets are available here, and WASO are offering a special $30 for under 30s deal available at checkout with ID. Check out WASO’s concert playlist to get a taste of the music beforehand!

Check out more concerts from WASO, plus Classical Music events in WA

 

Join Our Community
You May Also Like

Related Posts

Bunbury’s first rooftop bar Brooklyn32 to open Christmas Eve

Drawing from the vibes of Brooklyn, NYC, the first Bunbury rooftop bar is set to open on December 24 for a glorious pre-Christmas blowout. Aptly named Brooklyn32 due to its street address at 32 Carey Street, the bar offers a relaxed, sunny space on the level 1 rooftop with a Brooklyn-inspired lounge bar down stairs. […]

Mount Lawley to become home to new neighbourhood café SoHo Lane

Good news for those of us who have been on the hunt for a new brunch spot! The team behind CBD coffee spot Little SoHo are opening a second venue, SoHo Lane, in Mount Lawley. Since opening last year, Little SoHo has attracted a loyal fan base. The hole-in-the-wall café is a bustling meeting spot […]

Bernie Dieter brings Fringe-style Cabaret to Crown for one last week of fun

Content provided in partnership with Seesaw Magazine.  Bernie Dieter’s songs remain pretty much the same, but David Zampatti says the cabaret queen’s new show is fertile and fabulously dirty. ‘Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground’ Crown Perth, 19 November 2020 Review by David Zampatti Bernie Dieter’s Fringe World appearances have been an annual pilgrimage for me since […]